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Author: Michael Hughes
Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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After twenty-five years of vicious conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace. But, faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country question whether it really is time to pull back--or quite the opposite. When an IRA man's wife turns informer, he and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hughes, Michael (Michael Edward).
Country.
New York, NY : Custom House, 2019
(OCoLC)1120722059
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hughes
ISBN: 9780062940315 0062940317
OCLC Number: 1121593698
Description: 1 online resource (314 pages)
Responsibility: Michael Hughes.

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After twenty-five years of vicious conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed to an uneasy ceasefire as a first step towards lasting peace. But, faced with the prospect that decades of savage violence and loss have led only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country question whether it really is time to pull back--or quite the opposite. When an IRA man's wife turns informer, he and his brother gather their comrades for an assault on the local army base. But old grudges boil over, and the squad's feared sniper, Achill, refuses to risk his life to defend another man's pride. As the gang plots without him, the British SAS are sent to crush the rogue terror cell before it can wreck the fragile truce and drag the region back to the darkest days of the Troubles. Meanwhile, Achill's young protégé grabs his chance to join the fray in his place ... Inspired by the oldest war story of them all, Michael Hughes's virtuoso novel explores the brutal glory of armed conflict, the cost of Ireland's most uncivil war, and the bitter tragedy of those on both sides who offer their lives to defend the dream of country.--

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